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Posted Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004

 

Oklahoma State New No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Cowboys capture 22 first-place votes
 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

The Oklahoma State Cowboys earned 22 first-place votes to become the top-ranked team in men?s college golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Oklahoma State moved up five spots from sixth on the strength of its four-stroke victory at the PING/Golfweek Preview, its only outing of the season.

 

Georgia received five first-place votes to stay at second where they are tied with in-state rival Georgia Tech, who moved three spots from fifth. Former No. 1 Florida dropped three spots to fourth despite three first-place votes. Texas moved up five spots to fifth and is followed by New Mexico, Arizona State and Kentucky. Auburn cracked the top 10 at ninth and TCU climbed four rungs to No. 10.

 

Clemson fell eight spots to No. 11 while Southern California climbed from No. 17 to No. 12. Arizona dropped one place to 13th while UNLV moved up one place to No. 14. Tennessee stayed at No. 15. UCLA fell from ninth to No. 16 while Oklahoma, Brigham Young, Washington and South Carolina filled spots 16-20.

 

Wake Forest and Duke each dropped one spot, to Nos. 21 and 24, respectively. Georgia State (No. 22), Michigan State (No. 23) and Kent State (No. 25) each made their debut in this season?s top 25.

 

The GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division I GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll will be released on Oct. 21.

 

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Oct. 7, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (22) 731 6
T2 Georgia (5) 660 2
T2 Georgia Tech 660 5
4 Florida (3) 655 1
5 Texas 541 10
6 New Mexico 537 7
7 Arizona State 534 4
8 Kentucky 450 8
9 Auburn 443 11
10 TCU 436 14
11 Clemson 419 3
12 Southern California 372 17
13 Arizona 363 12
14 UNLV 355 13
15 Tennessee 337 15
16 UCLA 303 9
17 Oklahoma 234 16
18 Brigham Young 199 18
19 Washington 148 22
20 South Carolina 125 21
21 Wake Forest 114 20
22 Georgia State 111 NR
23 Michigan State 109 NR
24 Duke 107 23
25 Kent State 104 NR

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Ranking: California, Minnesota, Vanderbilt

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 78, Vanderbilt 70, California 68, Pepperdine 66, Texas Tech 41, Purdue 37, Wisconsin 30, Augusta State 29, Kansas 29, Georgia Southern 28, Wichita State 25, Texas A&M 24, Houston 21, Illinois 18, Penn State 18, Mississippi 15, Louisiana State 12, Louisville 11, UC Riverside 10, Lamar 8, Memphis 8, NC State 8, North Carolina 8, Oregon State 8, Virginia Tech 6, Marquette 5, Colorado 4, Rhode Island 4, Stanford 4, Rutgers 3, SMU 3, Eastern Kentucky 2, Missouri-Kansas City 1, Xavier 1

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